Recent content by chithanh

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    Ryzen 3900x + Asus TUF x570-plus wifi................ ECC support?

    ECC generally works if the mobo manufacturer officially states ECC support in the mobo specs. With the ASUS TUF X570-PLUS you are in luck, it supports ECC as long as your CPU does. You mean Ryzen mobos which claim ECC support but don't actually correct? Can you link to a source for this? The...
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    For 1 GB of RAM old PC, any problem on running Windows 7 at 32 bit? Or should he take a chance on 64 bit?

    I'm late to the party, but one aspect of 64-bit Windows is that it runs both 32-bit and 64-bit software, and each requires its own set of DLLs to load into memory. So typically your RAM use will be higher. Connecting a Windows 7 PC to the Internet is a bad idea. If the person just needs a...
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    Anyone get their Steam Deck ordered?

    Depending on how popular the Steam Deck ends up being, 3rd parties might find a way to offer upgrades/extras if Valve refuses. Like NB51 offered modern mobo/CPU for some older Lenovo Thinkpad laptops. Personally, I'd like to see a 1080p FreeSync screen upgrade, and maybe replacing the ambient...
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    5800X3D gaming review

    Computerbase did measure 12900KS power consumption during gaming, and it was quite high (no 5800X3D numbers yet as they stick to NDA). While the 12900K consumed around 100W during gaming, the 12900KS often consumes 140W and more...
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    Distrowatch doesn't measure distro installs... in fact that website's distro ranking is as useless as it gets for determining the popularity of a Linux distro. Both Microsoft and Apple use binary translation to run x86 code on ARM and reach >60% of native performance. Otherwise performance...
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    The compatibility issue wasn't that fundamental. Microsoft already had that with Windows NT on MIPS, PowerPC (on Alpha there was DEC FX!32). Also the jailbroken Windows RT devices showed that you could run .NET applications fine without any modifications. So while Microsoft might have had good...
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    What do you do with your old routers? Recycle or re-use?

    If I can install OpenWrt on it, it is still good to use.
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    There wasn't even a way to turn that off except for jailbreaking. Depends on what you meant by "permission". If you had recommended updates enabled in Windows Update, well Microsoft counted Windows 10 as recommended update to Windows 7. This is known as "dark pattern" and is far worse than...
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    I think the complaints have more to do with being forced to break with old habits than actual disruption. There exist other (and arguably, better) indicators to help purchasing decisions, which is the value of reviewers to consumers. Indeed what good is lamenting about MSRP from six years ago if...
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    The 6500xt and 6400: Meet your next gpu, PC gaming peasants.

    I think HWUB could have done better here. They could have used a 6600XT and limit CU count and VRAM on the driver level. That would still not have limited VRAM bandwidtch and Infinity Cache but it would have used RDNA2 architecture.
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    Wireless Mouse with 2.5GHz and Bluetooth Modes?

    Another option would be to use a Bluetooth mouse and pack a USB Bluetooth dongle, for those PCs that lack Bluetooth.
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    Copy MacBook Pro files to PC--pulled HDD

    HFSExplorer will work only with HFS/HFS+ volumes in my understanding. If the Mac was running a recent version of macOS, it likely used APFS. On Linux/Ubuntu, you can install libfsapfs-utils or apfs-fuse and access APFS volumes. If the drive has hardware faults, do not attempt any kind of...
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    Legacy mode to UEFI mode (nightmare)

    There is normally no danger of this happening. Changing the boot settings may cause your Windows install to not boot, but you can still go to UEFI setup before Windows tries to boot and revert the setting. The only exception to this is the "fast boot" (or similar) setting, this may skip...
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    Transplanted PC + changed GPU, now no Display out. Bad GPU Riser

    Do I understand correctly that your system starts normally just there is no output on the display? In any case, if your CPU has an iGPU then you can try without the GPU installed and off the mobo display connectors. What could have gone wrong: Maybe you didn't connect ATX12V or PCIe power...
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    Playstation 4 emulator that works and requires Linux

    I think it's not that simple. PS4 has unified memory, with full bandwidth access to both the CPU and the GPU. PCs have bottlenecks that the PS4 APU does not have, so will have to make up with vastly faster hardware. That includes the graphics API. There was an excellent article series on porting...